Some African countries say the path to success lies in putting oil revenues into sovereign wealth funds that operate outside public scrutiny.
This collection of features by Pulitzer prize winner Gene Weingarten confirms his reputation as one of the best.
Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill requiring his office's documents on the oil disaster to become public. Critics say it's a blow against transparency.
In front of 300 diplomats, including senior US officials, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said the US was violating international law by a proposed arms sale to Taiwan, and defended Chinese TV and radio as more reliable than Western media.
German critics have lambasted the building's design ahead of its festive July 4 inauguration.